A movie that has a scene where the leads catch a movie, from La La Land. Credit: La La Land Facebook Page

6 reasons why we secretly love movie musicals more than live musicals

Dec 9th, 2016 Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance Marcus Goh 8 min read

I’m going to offend all the hipsters out there by saying this, but it’s true. Everyone loves movie musicals more than live musicals. Yes, movie musicals lack that live element, but unless you’re sitting all the way in front, can you really tell the difference? That’s why movie musicals are so popular. They offer all the fun and laughter of a musical and a movie, rolled…

5 horrible things that bad bosses do at Christmas parties

Dec 7th, 2016 Comedy Marcus Goh 9 min read

Christmas is almost upon us, and that means the annual office Christmas party is here! I can already hear all those groans as the most uncomfortable executive event of the year rolls around. You have to make small talk with colleagues you don’t really want to talk to while eating carefully enough to make sure you don’t stain your shirt. Then there are those silly…

Moana. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 sexy demigods we love in film

Nov 23rd, 2016 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy Marcus Goh 8 min read

Moana sees a young girl on a quest to find legendary demigod Maui of Polynesian mythology to accomplish a nigh impossible task. Why doesn’t Maui just do it himself, you ask? Well, that’s because he’s a demigod – part god, part human. So he’s not all powerful (as shown by the fact that they need some sort of craft to travel the seas), although he is…

I Am Not Madame Bovary. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 Uniquely Singaporean insults that you can use overseas

Nov 17th, 2016 Adult Themes, Asian Cinema, Comedy Marcus Goh 9 min read

Calling a woman “Madame Bovary” (or “潘金莲” in Chinese) might sound like an atas compliment, but it actually means slut. That’s because Madame Bovary is the title of a French novel where the titular character sleeps around and over spends because she is bored, or as the Wikipedia entry puts it so eloquently, “to escape the banalities and emptiness of provincial life”. You might even…

Masterminds. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

Who should be on a Singaporean criminal heist team

Nov 4th, 2016 Action, Comedy, Crime Marcus Goh 8 min read

There are a few guaranteed ways to get rich quickly (besides being the lucky ward of a Nigerian prince), and one of them is pulling off a big heist. But that’s not a feat that a single person can accomplish – you need brains, skill, brawn, and the wiles of seductress. So who should you select for your team of super criminals who will get…

Trolls. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 things all Singaporean kids did with their Trolls toys

Nov 3rd, 2016 Action, Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy, Fantasy Marcus Goh 6 min read

Trolls were a huge phenomenon back in the 90’s. For some reason, they were everywhere, and almost every Singaporean had one. And it was completely inexplicable! They’re scary looking gnomes with frighteningly long and lifelike hair. Maybe they became popular because they bucked the trend – after all, people were buying Pet Rocks back in the 70’s too. So everyone started to do the same…

What Mr Popcorn is saying when you don’t behave at the cinema

Oct 15th, 2016 Comedy, Event, GV Exclusive Rachel Chan 4 min read

The lights are out and you think nobody will see you, or at least, you think they won’t notice. You ease your aching, sore feet out of your heels and place them tenderly on the velvet arm rest in front. You take out the portobello mushroom cheese sandwich (with extra tuna) you smuggled into the cinema in your roomy tote bag, and prepare to eat it. You’re conscious that…

Sausage Party. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 R21 references hidden in famous cartoons

Sep 30th, 2016 Adult Themes, Animation, Comedy Marcus Goh 7 min read

If you’re a tired, harried parent, chances are you’d want to go to the movies for some peace and quiet. But if you’ve got kids in tow, then you’re going to want to choose an animated film – no adult content there, right? Animated films are made for kids, there’s no way they’d put in a stray vagin – No, wait. They did. And chances…

Storks. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 places that Singapore parents always say their children are from

Sep 23rd, 2016 Adventure, Animation, Child-friendly, Comedy Marcus Goh 7 min read

One of the most awkward questions a pre-pubescent child can ask is “where do babies come from?” Either you use lousy euphemisms for it (like “the birds and the bees”), you go into scientific Slot A/Tab B style explanations (that they can’t understand yet), or you lie. And if you’re a parent, you’re going to go for that last option, you terrible obscurer of truth you….

Bridget Jones' Baby. Credit: Golden Village Cinemas

5 pantang things that Singaporean mothers never do when pregnant

Sep 15th, 2016 Adult Themes, Comedy, Drama Marcus Goh 6 min read

Guess who’s pregnant? Not me la, but Bridget Jones – because, as the title reveals, she has a baby in Bridget Jones’ Baby. Although she’s a mother-to-be, her greatest worry isn’t about her child’s well-being – it’s about the paternity of her unborn kid. Not too sure if she’s got her priorities right, but then she is Bridget Jones, after all. Luckily, that’s all she has…